Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Robber's Gorge is a camp located in western Hjaalmarch Hold. It is a well-fortified bandit encampment straddling the main roadway and commanding a strategic location along the main route from Whiterun to Solitude, situated south-west of Morthal and just west of Kilkreath Ruins.


The fort is controlled by a bandit chief who commands seven bandits. The fort is well fortified with one main access point, several watch towers and two rock-fall traps which are controlled by the lever at the watchtowers.

There is also an underwater access point, and a few ways to jump over the rocks lining one side of it. The bandit chief's house at the top of the fort has various chests and desks which contain gold and other items.

Robber's Cove[]

In the back of the house there is a trapdoor to Robber's Cove with chests and a water access point to the fort. The bandit chief's journal in the cave describes the location of an additional chest on an island to the south of the fort.

Notable items[]

  • Bandit Leader's Journal
  • Gold
  • Potions
  • Various armor and weapons
  • The Black Arrow, Book II, on the table of the cabin at the top of the hill.
  • Key to Robber's Cove on the bandit chief and on a shelf next to a pair of gauntlets, next to the entrance to the cave.
  • Inside the cave, there is a submerged adept locked chest with leveled weapons and items in and around it.
  • From the fast travel point directly west on your compass you will see some standing stones. The book is on a dead hunter's body. Be aware there are two sabre cats that have made the ruin their home. To the west of the standing stones there is a mountain pass. The skill book The Legendary Sancre Tor is inside, midway through the mountain pass. You will see a cart as well as random books scattered about. The cart may be on top of it and a few other books.
  • Corundum Ore vein
  • Namira's Rot
  • Blisterwort
  • Imp Stool




  • When checked via "detect life," all NPCs in the makeshift fort appear to be non-hostile.
  • When approached on foot (from direction south) the highwayman on the guard tower will initiate conversation and will allow passage when the player pays 100 gold.
  • Even after paying the toll, the bandits will still attack the Dragonborn if they or another creature set off one of their traps.
  • When approached on horseback, all bandits will immediately react hostile and attack the player and all possible followers. Even if the player approaches on foot, pays the toll and then tries to pass on their horse, the bandits will attack.confirmation needed